During a hurricane, it is extremely important to remember that your pet is relying on you. The ASPCA says "If you're not safe, neither is your pet." Keep your pet with you or close by at all times. Be sure to have a leash handy and a carrier.
The ASPCA has issued the following tips for pet owners:
Always bring pets indoors at the first sign or warning of a storm or disaster.
Make sure all pets wear collars and ID tags with up-to-date identification. Micro-chip your pet as a more permanent form of identification.
Keep a pet emergency kit and supplies handy with items such as medical records, water, pet food and medications, and pet first aid supplies. Take this with you if you evacuate.
Arrange a safe haven for your pets in the event of evacuation. Do not leave your pets behind.
12 hours till the "eye of the storm hits" New Jersey.
During the storm, depending on the intensity (which seems will be high), try to keep your dogs relaxed. If you are tense, they will be too.